Keyboard Conversations® Series with Jeffrey Siegel (2013-14 Season)
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Series Prices: $130.00, $102.00, $65.00 for 4 events | ORDER
- September 15, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Jeffrey Siegel opens his of season Keyboard Conversations with the very best of American popular music. For more than 40 years, this outstanding pianist has dazzled audiences with his brilliant mastery of the piano along with his clever and insightful commentary on the great composers. Mr. Siegel performs the rarely heard solo piano version of Gershwin's most popular work, Rhapsody in Blue, as well as the humorous The Cat and the Mouse by Aaron Copland. The program also includes the intimate, lyrical Anniversaires by Leonard Bernstein, the Wall Street Rag by Scott Joplin, and the tender To a Wild Rose by Edward MacDowell. "A pianist with a bravura technique and a big, gorgeous sound…and when the artist himself offers the inside scoop, the musical experience becomes vastly more personal." (Denver Post)
$38, $30, $19
- November 10, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Bask in the inspiring beauty of Beethoven's music as Jeffrey Siegel explores the genius of this composer for the second in his series of "concerts with commentary". In this enthralling performance, piano virtuoso Siegel explores Beethoven's intense personal challenges and presents a selection of the composer's most renowned works. The pianist will perform the vivacious Piano Sonata No. 6 in F major, Op. 10, No. 2 and the towering “Appassionata” sonata (Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57), one of his heaven-storming works. This program also includes Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat major, Op. 110, a work of spiritual exaltation and inner depth written after deafness engulfed the composer. Mr. Siegel has enchanted countless fans for more than four decades with his piano virtuosity and his enlightened discussion about the lives and works of the great piano composers.
$38, $30, $19
- March 30, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Jeffrey Siegel presents a showcase of the beloved piano works by Frédéric Chopin. Mr. Siegel and his delightful "concerts with commentary" series has a large following of devotees – both aficionados and neophytes alike – who are drawn to his immense talent, his sparkling wit, and his illuminating insight into the great composers. This vibrant program features enthralling, fiery, and poetic works of this beloved composer includes the heroic Polonaise in A-flat major, Op. 53, charming Waltzes, dreamy Nocturnes, a group of virtuoso Études, and the tempestuous Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 31.
$38, $30, $19. 2 Free Student Tickets Available with Mason ID on March 18, 2014
- April 27, 2014 at 7:00 pm
You probably already know the work of Brahms, Schumann, and Liszt as some of the finest composers for piano of all time. Now learn about the great loves of their lives. For his third concert of the season, Jeffrey Siegel introduces those who inspired Romantic music from the heart – to the heart. Praised by The New York Times as "a performer who colors with virtuoso artistry," Mr. Siegel has enchanted piano enthusiasts and classical music newcomers at the Center for more than 20 years.
$38, $30, $19. 2 Free Student Tickets Available with Mason ID on April 15, 2014